American Guild of Organists 

Last year Tony studied organ because of his regard for sacred choral music and Gregorian chant.  After intense studying he achieved his certification for service playing.  Tony's efforts and understanding of the organ has given him a high regard for the skills required.  Did you an organist typically plays 3 manuals, manages stops and plays base harmonies on the pedals......all at the same time!  How many ways can you split your brain?!

New England Tour 

Tony will be doing a tour this summer in northern New England.  Jazz appreciation is reigns in this region and Tony and Debbie will present their Smooth Jazz peppered with Funk and R&B at various venues.  

Tony Thompson Trio in concert 

The Tony Thompson Trio is performing this Friday, Oct. 21st at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. Fayetteville has been the home of much jazz in recent years. Tony performed there in the Second Annual NC Jazz and Wine Festival with featured trumpeter Cindy Bradley only last year. The performance on Oct. 21st is sponsored by WFSU 90.9 FM, one of our area's best jazz radio station. The program begins at 7:00 o'clock. The Tony Thompson Trio will honor the great Ray Coddrington in this…

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Coming to Chatham St. Cafe 

Tony Thompson on Keys and Ernie Donnadelle on bass. This duo is called the Solstice Project. We begin playing at Chatham Street Cafe around 6:00 PM. The music will be contemporary jazz. This is a great cafe with an intimate atmosphere very nicely appointed. Terrific menu. The goat cheese there is from Celebrity Dairy in Chatham County. It is the best! Please join us for a laid back evening of grooving music.

Coming to Yanceys.... 

The Calvin Edwards Trio is coming to Yanceys on April Fools Day. This is the classic jazz organ trio with Calvin back from Japan on guitar. On organ Tony Thompson, and on drums Motown veteran Chuck Leornard. Calvin Edwards is a music writer whose roots go back to his stint with the Five Blind Boys Of Alabama. This is blues and jazz where they meet. Mark your calendar. You want to see this if at all possible.

Playing solo piano tonight 

Tony Thompson is playing solo piano tonight at Artspace downtown Raleigh. Artspace is a big gallery and workspace for many area visual artists. It is located at 200 North Davie St., Raleigh. Artspace opens its doors tonight as part of Raleigh's Gallery Walk which occurs on the first Friday of each month. Admission is free and it is open to the public. People of all ages stroll through the gallery space and studios to view the art installations. Jazz music will accompany this scene tonight. There is…

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The past year in review 

This has been an amazing year. It was my honor to appear on local TV a couple of times serving as keyboard player for Moments Notice of Raleigh. We were also featured on a PBS broadcast which can be found on the official website for Yancy's Jazz Club in Raleigh. Cindy Bradley performed at the North Carolina Wine and Jazz Festival and later in the year at a FSU home coming party; I was pleased play keyboard for these performances also. It was great also to backup jazz recording artist Doc Phillip…

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Cindy Bradley wins Best New Artist 

Cindy Bradley won Best New Artist award in the Jazz Hall of Fame Awards in Chicago over the weekend! Cindy plays from time to time with Pieces of A Dream. Her band played just recently on Oct. 22nd at Club Ambiance in Fayetteville. It featured 3 local musicians: Ernie Donnadelle on bass, Fred Bittle on guitar and Tony Thompson on keys. Fayetteville.

Great Show with Cindy Bradley 

We had a great show with Cindy Bradley on Oct. 22 at Ambience Club in Fayetteville. The group was made up of 3 musicians from North Carolina and 3 from New York. The program featured songs from Cindy's first CD entitled 'Bloom'. In addition there were a couple of selections performed live that will be on her upcoming CD. Instruments covered included guitar, bass, drums, sax, keys and or course Cindy on Trumpet. Cindy's solos were strong and exciting. Cindy was nominated for the Jazz Hall of Fame.…

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You tube clip a must see check out above Youtube clip featuring Tony with Sam Hunter and Aaron Turner